Melissa Gilbert: I'll Definitely Wear My Wedding Dress Again!

01/24/2014 at 02:57 PM ET

Melissa Gilbert red wedding dressCourtesy Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert, 49, is a very on-trend bride. She’s one of many celebs to forgo the traditional white gown in favor of something bolder: A red strapless Morgane le Fay gown, which she wore for her 2013 wedding to Timothy Busfield. And now she shares that she’ll wear it again on the red carpet, just like Keira Knightley did last year.

“It hangs in my closet. I’ll wear it again,” Gilbert told PEOPLE at a MOMS and AriZona Beverages-sponsored Mamarazzi event. “I’ll repurpose it.”

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And while Knightley added a few modifications to her dress for its red carpet rewear, Gilbert says she doesn’t see the need. “I don’t know if I’ll restyle it because it’s perfect the way it is,” she says. “If we have to come back to L.A. and walk a carpet at some point, I will wear that.”

So how hard was it to find that perfect dress? “[It] was just obvious to me,” she says. “I wouldn’t wear white the third time around, and I saw that dress and I thought, ‘Of course that’s what I’m going to wear.'”

Are you excited to see her wear it again? Should more celebs repurpose their wedding gowns? Would (or did) you?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Jacqueline Andriakos

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Kate on

She’s been MIA for almost a decade and now an article a day about “Laura Ingalls.” What’s up with that? She is so not relevant.

denise on

I doubt if she will be walking any red carpet soon. She hasn’t been relevant for years.

Nanu 08 on

yawn!!!!!zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Melissa who and what red dresszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Chrissy on

I wonder if she will still wear the same crusty underwear from that day too?

Girlcantdance on

That dress is dreadful. And she shouldn’t wear sleeveless. Just sayin.

Phibzy on

well Good Lord, I am glad to see that as an almost 50 yr old, 3rd time bride she would have the good sense NOT to wear white!!

Ali on

I bought a gorgeous Dolce and Gabbana dress to wear as my wedding gown. It was at one of their outlets so I got a 12k dress for 2.5k. Plus, since it’s not a traditional wedding dress and more of a red carpet look, I’ve been able to wear it again. I put it on two years ago for the HSUS gala at Cipriani’s. It’s still in style 8 years later and it still fits. I’m so glad I didn’t go traditional.

jellie on

why would she marry him? he looks like a clown. poor girl- her ego has taken over. ugh!

Traisy on

How do you go for men who look like him when you have had gorgeous men like Rob Lowe and Bruce Boxleitner?

guest on

Who cares? Has been.

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